Dr. G.M. Rabiul Islam received his PhD from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan under the Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship program. Mr. Islam has also received a MSc in Nutrition and Rural Development (Main Subject: Human Nutrition) from Ghent University, Belgium under the VLIR scholarship program. Prior to that, Mr. Islam completed BSc in Agriculture from Agro-technology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh.
Mr. Islam was appointed as a lecturer in 2004 at the Department of Food Engineering and Tea Technology SUST) then promoted to Assistant Professor in 2007, Associate Professor in 2013 and Professor in 2019. Mr. Islam has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in highly cited journals and conference proceedings as well as orally presenting many technical papers at different seminars, symposiums and round table discussions both home and aboard. Among his presentations the notable one was at the workshop on Food Safety in South Asia: Situation Analysis, Challenges, and Way-Forward” organized by SAARC Human Resource Development Center (SHRDC), at New Delhi where Mr. Islam delivered a key note address as a resource person for the workshop (https://www.flickr.com/photos/shrdc/sets/72157645193756788/).
Mr. Islam has also received extensive training both in home and abroad by highly skilled and well renowned professionals of different institutions in the area of food safety e.g., ISO 9001, EMS 14001, OSHAS 18001, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, BRC Global Standard for Food safety, Issue-6, Organic Product certification, HACCP, GMP, GCP, Cosmetics-Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP): ISO 22716, PAS 220/223.
Mr. Islam’s research interest is broadly focused on food and nutritional safety and security as well responses to prospective solutions at the population level in developing countries by cost effective mode. Mr. Islam’s approach is aimed at untying the riddle of inequity and inefficiency in food consumption and health care system. His expertise also includes the functioning of various public health programs from economic, clinical and socio-cultural perspectives. He also contributes to the decision making process for the development of pragmatic food safety, nutrition and public health program, thereby optimizing resource utilization for better health. Consequently, Mr. Islam likes to explore model construction to facilitate empirical evaluation of big data.